Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

Brake Drums



  1. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle.
  3. Remove the rear tire/wheel assemblies.
  5. Thread two 8 x 1.25mm bolts into the threaded holes two turns at a time to lift the drum off the hub.

Older brake pads or shoes may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surface with compressed air! Avoid physical contact or inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

Do not press the brake pedal with the brake drum removed.

  1. Installation is in reverse order of removal.

See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Thread two 8 x 1.25mm bolts into the brake drum, two turns at a time, to press it away from the hub

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Fig. Fig. 2: Pull the brake drum away from the hub to access the rear brake components


Inspect the drum for cracks, uneven surface wear, scoring, grooves, excessive ridge wear and out of round conditions. If necessary and within wear limits, resurface the brake drum. Otherwise replace it.

Inspect the rear bearing condition with the drum removed. Rotate the rear hub bearings and check for smooth operation.

The maximum allowable inside diameter should be stamped into the brake drum. Measure the inside diameter of the drum to determine if it is within the service limit. If resurfaced, recheck the inside diameter. If the drum exceeds the specification, replace the drum. Compare the measured brake drum inside diameter to the following specifications:

CRV models:

Standard: 8.657-8.661 inches (219.9-220.0mm)
Service Limit: 8.700 inches (221.0mm)

V6 Odyssey models:

Standard: 9.996-10.000 inches (253.9-254.0mm)
Service Limit: 10.04 inches (255.0mm)